Global Patent Index - EP 3737002 A1

EP 3737002 A1 20201111 - AIRBORNE SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Title (en)

AIRBORNE SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Title (de)

LUFTGESTÜTZTE ERGÄNZENDE KOMMUNIKATIONSVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE COMMUNICATION SUPPLÉMENTAIRE AÉROPORTÉ

Publication

EP 3737002 A1 20201111 (EN)

Application

EP 20173338 A 20200506

Priority

US 201916406925 A 20190508

Abstract (en)

Techniques for improving signal quality of communication between a user equipment (UE) and a base station by launching a supplemental communication device as the UE experiences a degradation of the signal quality are discussed herein. In some cases, the techniques can be used to improve signal quality of a Fifth Generation (5G) millimeter wave band communication. Upon detecting that the signal quality has fallen below a preselected threshold, the supplemental communication device may be launched from a platform associated with the UE to establish an improved communication with the base station that is closer to a point-to-point communication while maintaining a communication with the UE. The supplemental communication device may track the movement of the UE and maintain the point-to-point communication with base station by directionally orienting its antenna(s) towards the base station and monitor and/or detect its surroundings to avoid physical obstructions.

IPC 8 full level

H04B 7/185 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

H04B 7/18504 (2013.01 - EP); H04W 24/04 (2013.01 - US); H04W 24/08 (2013.01 - US); H04W 72/085 (2013.01 - US); H04W 76/15 (2018.02 - US); H04W 88/02 (2013.01 - US); H04W 88/08 (2013.01 - US)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 3737002 A1 20201111; US 2020359238 A1 20201112

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 20173338 A 20200506; US 201916406925 A 20190508